Lebanon welcomed an unlikely American with open arms

// T H U R S D A Y It was 11 PM local time, my cab driver had been waiting for me for nearly an hour and a half at the airport gate. The lack of wifi and long lines at the border made my arrival into Beirut the opposite of seamless. While waiting,Continue reading “Lebanon welcomed an unlikely American with open arms”

White asparagus penne with lemon & ricotta toast with fresh snap peas

Where it concerns simple weeknight dinners, pasta is unavoidable. And that’s okay, so long as you have creative remixes up your sleeve. This title ~ White asparagus penne & ricotta toast with fresh snap peas ~ is a mouthful, but trust me – it has the delicious glory to justify it. Now, you might beContinue reading “White asparagus penne with lemon & ricotta toast with fresh snap peas”

What the Coronavirus crisis is like for an expat in the Netherlands

When the pandemic hit Europe, I was on a rare trip to Vienna. Keen to explore a new country over an extended weekend, we set our sights on Austria. My boyfriend and I walked the whole city, photographing and tasting our way through. Visitors lined the streets, eager for centuries of history and class. TheyContinue reading “What the Coronavirus crisis is like for an expat in the Netherlands”

Toasted cabbage noodles with caraway & dill yogurt sauce

This recipe is nearly full-credits to the ingenious Kayla at theoriginaldish.com. My first sampling of it was so epic that my boyfriend and I made it again a few nights later. Like any cooking reenactment, we ad libbed on the ingredients. The end result was something that fit our palates and the ordinary rotation ofContinue reading “Toasted cabbage noodles with caraway & dill yogurt sauce”

Basic (vegan) french toast

Pain perdu for some, french toast for others…this is a breakfast classic that takes no time at all. It’s ideal for using ingredients in your pantry and only takes a touch of love and inspiration. If you’re like me, weekday breakfast largely entails some variation of oats, cinnamon, and nuts. However, weekends are a timeContinue reading “Basic (vegan) french toast”

Where to eat, drink, sleep

Amsterdam Travel Guide Stay tuned for more detailed reviews and places. Bakery, coffee Scandinavian Embassy – De Pijp STROOM – De Pijp Badetta – De Pijp Coffee & Coconuts – De Pijp Baken met Passie – De Pijp Hartog’s Wholegrain Bakery and Milling – East Bakhuys – East Petit Gateau – West Van Stapele – Center Bocca CoffeeContinue reading “Where to eat, drink, sleep”

Why San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the U.S.

It’s the city of sunshine, Teslas, and billboards that scream of tech. My first time in San Francisco was in 2016 with my family. We tacked on a few days at Lake Tahoe, which was an event in itself. From that point on, I knew the region would call me back. Why? It’s breathtaking. TheContinue reading “Why San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the U.S.”

Where to eat, drink & sleep

Brussels Travel Guide Stay tuned for more detailed reviews and places. Bakery & Coffee Forcado – Chatelain Cafe du Sablon – Sablon Au Vatel – Ixelles (Parc Cinquantenaire) OR Coffee – Ixelles (Place Jordan) La Fleur du pain – Ixelles (Place Flagey) Caffe Italiano – Ixelles (Plux) Karsmakers – Ixelles (Plux) Cafe de la presse – ChatelainContinue reading “Where to eat, drink & sleep”

Reveries of a restless mind

Life moves so fast, yet is not the passing of time so slow? If introspection and life crises hit you daily and you’re feeling lost, this is for you. The older you get, the more impactful decisions become. This isn’t news. It’s more of a realization we all don’t want to accept as true. ShouldContinue reading “Reveries of a restless mind”